Blogs and opinion pieces from the IR Society and its members
5 reasons why you should be at the IR Society Annual Conference on June 19
Why are we here? To promote Excellence in IR!
Hot off the press! The insider’s guide to winning a 2018 Best Practice Award
Following the launch of the 2018 IR Society Best Practice awards, John Gollifer shares the thinking of the best practice judging panel and how to submit that award winning entry.
Blogs 28 March, 2018
How are MiFID II regulations affecting IR and what’s still to come?
Financial markets and the world of IR have been impacted by the start of MiFID II in January, after lengthy debate and preparation. Sandra Novakov reviews the new landscape.
Blogs 28 March, 2018
What’s the future for capital-raising in global equity markets?
Investors’ desire to control the corporate governance agenda while also seeking short-term equity performance is belying the true function of capital markets, argues John Dawson.
Blogs 28 March, 2018
IROs on the front line as the changes take effect
IROs bear the brunt of the extra burden for listed companies under the MiFID II changes. Vincenzo Leporiere discusses the impact he has seen so far on his IRO work.
Blogs 27 March, 2018
Buy-side expectations for corporate access under MiFID II
What do investors think about the new regime? Charles Hamlyn sets out the results of research, conducted jointly with the IR Society, into fund manager perspectives on corporate access, just before MiFID II became law.
IR for small companies - MiFID II and everything you need to know
Laura Hayter summarises key highlights from a recent event hosted for small-caps and how they navigate regulations post MiFID II.
Blogs 22 February, 2018
IR meets CR!
John Gollifer reviews the recent event hosted alongside Corporate Citizenship and ICAEW - IR meets CR: Do investors care about sustainability?
The impact of MiFID II on IROs and consensus management
With much discussion around MiFID II implementation, the IR Society recently conducted a short survey of its members on the impact of MiFID II on IROs and what this means for consensus management.
Blogs 28 December, 2017
Building a US investor base after MiFID II
Brian Rafferty spells out the ‘Rafferty’s Rules’ which will help companies to find investor support in the US after the new regulations come into effect.
Blogs 21 December, 2017
Challenges and changes – nothing new for IROs
IR officers should be able to handle the issues thrown up by the new regulatory changes – and this is a good chance to show their value to their companies, argues Charles King.
Blogs 20 December, 2017
Treat MiFID II as an opportunity for deeper engagement
Craig Marks describes how the IR team at AstraZeneca is preparing itself for the regulatory changes and taking a positive view of the chance to improve its IR operations.
Blogs 19 December, 2017
Top tips to ensure you are ready for MiFID II
To mitigate the impact on listed companies, David Lloyd-Seed offers IROs eight key tips to help ensure a smooth transition into a MiFID II world.
Blogs 20 November, 2017
MiFID II: Top tips to make sure you are ready
David Lloyd-Seed, Chair of the IR Society, and Director of IR at Telefonica UK (O2) offers some tactical advice to IR professionals ahead of MiFID II implementation in January 2018.
Blogs 19 October, 2017
The Impact of MiFID II for IROs: A Panel Discussion
Nasdaq hosted a MiFID II event in association with the IR Society this week. Laura Hayter reviews the discussion panel and offers some advice to IROs ahead of implementation in January 2018.
Blogs 17 October, 2017
Implementing IR for all classes of capital
IR practice has been built primarily around equities, but other types of corporate capital are increasingly requiring the attention of finance and IR professionals, as Susan Davy and Sarah Heald report.
Blogs 12 October, 2017
Best Practice Awards 2017 – more entries, more competition!
Many congratulations to all short-listed companies.We look forward to seeing you all, along with your teams, on 21 November 2017 at the Tower of London to celebrate what’s best about IR!
Blogs 11 October, 2017
2017 Good Governance Report – the great governance debate continues!
John Gollifer discusses the purpose of the Good Governance Report published this week by the Institute of Directors.
Blogs 21 September, 2017
MiFID II and the ascent of IR
The MiFID II deadline is fast approaching. With only just over 100 days until implementation, Laura Hayter outlines why we need to be IR ready!
Blogs 31 July, 2017
An interview with Anne Richards: The challenge of a changing City landscape
In the final session of the IR Society's 2017 conference, Evan Davis interviewed Anne Richards about the impact of Brexit, the economy and regulation on markets and the investment industry.